I am so excited to be a part of the Book Blog Tour for Alisa Burkes new book “Sew Wild”. I’ve followed Alisa’s blog for a while now and I’ve always loved her messy graffiti inspired art and the way she uses layers and color. Now she’s adding thread to her arsenal of art supplies. Yippee!!
Today is DOUBLE exciting because I have a Review of “Sew Wild” over on Craft Test Dummies– Book Review: Sew Wild by Alisa Burke— as well as an interview with the crazy talented Alisa Burke right here on The Creative Goddess blog.
So go grab a cup of tea and enjoy our virtual visit with Alisa. 🙂
Welcome Alisa, and thank you for taking the time to visit today.
VO* I loved your story at the beginning of the book about how your mother tried to teach you to sew but you didn’t have the patience for it. I had the opposite problem… I wanted to learn but my mother didn’t have the patience for it so I ended up teaching myself! Are there other skills or techniques that you have had to come back to at a later time to master?
AB* I think the fact the I was taught to sew at an early age gave me the foundation for understanding basic concepts and sewing techniques that while I lately typically stick to really messy and expressive sewing I still find myself returning to the advice and lessons that my mom taught me long ago!
VO* As I said earlier, I’ve been a long time reader of your blog and I appreciate how you stay true to your style no matter what the trend is. Do you have any advice for someone who is still trying to find out what their style is and how to stay true to yourself despite what the media says is “on trend”?
VO* I recently had a discussion with another creative lifestyle blogger about how we adore creating but neither one of us are crazy about getting our hands dirty. Even when I garden I wear gloves! Were you always comfortable with getting messy? If not, how did you get over it and do you have any suggestions for how I, or anyone else who has the same problem, can get over it?
VO* I love that you use a lot of what you have on hand for the project in front of you. I particularly like that you use a vintage iron! What are some upcycled, non-traditional or unconventional ways that you have embellished fabrics?
VO* So as you may have gathered my goal in my creative work is to “Delight in a Creative Life!” What things do you do that make YOUR creative life delightful?
Thanks again, Alisa for taking the time to visit. I wish you all the best with your book, health for the new baby on the way and Bright Blessings in all of your creative endeavors.
Don’t forget to check out the book review here (link) and you can use the amazon.com link down in the lower right hand column of this blog to order the book!
You can also see the project I made inspired by Alisa’s book her
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Sept. 14 Sew, Mama, Sew http://sewmamasew.com/
Sept. 15 Balzer Designs http://www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com
Sept. 16 CraftTestDummies.com and The Creative Goddess http://www.vickiodell.com
Sept. 17 FaveCrafts http://www.favecrafts.com/
Sept. 19 Crescendoh – Jenny’s Blog http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendo/legato
Sept. 21 Scarlet Time http://www.christytomlinson.typepad.com/the_scarlet_lime/
Sept. 22 A Stich in Dye http://stitchindye.blogspot.com
Sept. 23 Living Art at the Speed of Life http://pamcarriker.com